The Indian government recently postponed the implementation of the new battery standard (AIS-156 and AIS-038) and will now implement the stricter norms in a staggered manner. The government has taken this step after several incidents of EV fire in the first six months of this year. While EV makers have welcomed the decision, Arun Kumar, Group President, Ola, in an exclusive interview with Zee Mobility, mentioned that they welcome the new stricter norms and are fully committed to implementing it for customer safety. are ready from He further briefed about the upcoming projects by Ola Electric and the Indian EV industry in general.
Revision of Battery Standards
When asked about the new amendments and subsequent deferment, Ola’s group chairman said that they welcome the move by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He also mentioned that though Ola is ready to implement the new standards, they welcome the new timeline by the government which will weed out cheap Chinese players from the market.
Upcoming Ola Electric Launch
When asked about the upcoming launch of Ola Electric, the group chairman said that in addition to the already launched Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters and the recently announced Ola electric car, the Indian EV maker will launch a new vehicle in due course. Will also make electric motorcycles. , Apart from this, the company is also working on making EV cells in India.
ola electric car
The company had earlier announced the country’s first India-made electric car with a range of more than 500 km. The Ola electric car will be India’s first fully developed EV in the country, with hardware and software from across India and a battery range of over 500 km on a single charge.
“We also urge industry peers to commit to meeting the revised regulations within the effective date of their coming into force. These norms are ahead of most current international standards and regulations, and accelerate the pace of our country and the world. Will make India a world leader in EV and cell transition to electric mobility,” said Arun Kumar.